Warning: The following article contains spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 3, "The Queen's Justice."
The third episode of Game of Thrones Season 7 saw one of the most anticipated meetings of the series as Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) came face-to-face for the first time. Their meeting was a fireworks show that recapped years of history between their respective Houses, among other things.
While the question of whether Jon Snow would bend the knee to the fiery aspiring queen was answered, other questions remained. Here are the top four questions for "The Spoils of War" to answer.
If Varys knows about Jon Snow, he knows that Daenerys is not the last Targaryen, and he seems determined to have one on the Iron Throne. So why would he discount Jon as a potential Targaryen heir?
Varys' behavior is more in keeping with someone who is completely in the dark, an unusual circumstance for the "Spider." Did Ned Stark manage to keep the realm's best-kept secret from its greatest spymaster?
Daenerys' desire for ultimate power and control of the entire Seven Kingdoms has reached its zenith. The woman with many names is showing an increasing lack of self-doubt and no shortage of entitlement.
When Sansa later visits Bran in the godswood, he attempts to prove he is the Three-Eyed Raven by recalling the night Sansa was married to and then raped by Ramsay Bolton. Sansa recoils from the memory, while an emotionally aloof Bran remains unmoved by his sister's obvious pain.
Why did Bran remind his sister of such a horrific memory when he could have chosen anything else, such as her reunion with Jon Snow and the retaking of Winterfell, to prove his claim? While Game of Thrones' showrunners explained Bran's state of mind to Entertainment Weekly, they did not elaborate on why Bran selected that particular memory to prove his claim to Sansa.
So why did Daenerys not acknowledge Robb and his elected position? One reason she could be choosing to ignore it is that she will not acknowledge any post-Targaryen ruler, let alone the North's desire for independence. Will Jon ask her why she ignored his brother's reign? Find out when Game of Thrones Season 7 continues with Episode 4. "The Spoils of War" premieres August 6 at 9 p.m. EST on HBO.
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